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"Time Flies" - Garrett Borns at TEDxGrandRapids

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    ♫ Hmmm, woooo ♫
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    ♫ Mmmm, woooah, lay lay lay ♫
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    ♫ My, how time flies ♫
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    ♫ And I’m trying to tie down my time ♫
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    ♫ From flying away away away hmmm ♫
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    ♫ Well you could find me permanently entertaining ♫
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    ♫ Running round butt naked when it was raining ♫
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    ♫ And staining my kneecaps with blood and tree sap ♫
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    ♫ Man, I could stay in those days ♫
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    ♫ Making and creating anything of the sort ♫
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    ♫ But I didn’t follow the other kid
    cookie cutting a tree fort ♫
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    ♫ But I made a teepee ♫
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    ♫ And my father helped me ♫
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    ♫ My, how time flies ♫
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    ♫ And I’m trying to tie down my time from flying ♫
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    ♫ away my my my many memories have gone by ♫
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    ♫ And I’m catching quite a supply of love in my life ♫
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    ♫ Like it was yesterday I was nearly half my size ♫
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    ♫ Pounding nails, making potions with Pa ♫
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    ♫ And Clyde would come with me outside ♫
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    ♫ While Pa sat in his chair ♫
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    ♫ And I wished to the stars
    that he would stay there ♫
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    ♫ I always loved to be sick over at my grandmas ♫
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    ♫ Wandering out to the alleyway wearing only pajamas♫
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    ♫ And she, she told me don’t go touching the whiskey ♫
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    ♫ So I turned rocks into my friends ♫
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    ♫ I better leave it all, playing in water for hours ♫
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    ♫ Then rinsing off, and bearing it all
    outside in the shower ♫
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    ♫ I’d be alone on a stone in the creek ♫
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    ♫ And I was told to be a man and
    a hook's making me weak ♫
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    ♫ What a treat it was, that Damn Candy Store ♫
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    ♫ Gave me a sweet tooth and an excuse ♫
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    ♫ Couldn’t get away with that word before ♫
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    ♫ And the candy man just gave me more ♫
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    ♫ My how time flies ♫
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    ♫ And I’m trying to tie down my time ♫
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    ♫ From flying away ♫
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    ♫ My my my many memories have gone by ♫
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    ♫ And I’m catching quite a supply
    of love in my life yeah ♫
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    ♫ My how time flies ♫
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    ♫ And I’m trying to tie down my time ♫
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    ♫ And my time is up ♫
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    ♫ Mmmmm ♫
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    (Applause)
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    Thank you very much.
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    (Applause)
Title:
"Time Flies" - Garrett Borns at TEDxGrandRapids
Description:

Finding inspiration for music and lyrics from within and around the world, singer/songwriter Garrett Borns performs his eclectic fusion of sound, story and wordplay.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TEDxTalks
Duration:
03:59

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